With the school shutdown going into effect statewide on Wednesday, St. Paul Public Schools has announced how it intends to ensure its students have a source of free, nutritious meals while classes are canceled.
The school district says that starting Wednesday, its school buses will be used to deliver a week's worth of food supplies to its students.
Children are asked to go to their usual bus pickup spots accompanied by a parent to pick up a food package.
"School bus drivers will be following their normal morning routes and making their normal bus stops and times on their designated day."
Here's when the food will be dropped off:
- Every Wednesday: Bus routes for schools with a regular 7:30 a.m. start time.
- Every Thursday: Bus routes for schools with a regular 8:30 a.m.
- Every Friday: Bus routes for schools with a regular 9:30 a.m. start time
Families who don't have access to transportation or who have medically fragile children, are able to register for home delivery here.
In Minneapolis ,all children in the city are able to access no cost meals during the COVID-19 school shutdown.
Minneapolis Public Schools is making meals available starting Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in 20 designated school parking lots.
After that it will run during the same hours Monday to Friday. Children must be present to receive a meal.
You can find your closest school on the map below.